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Humbie, East Lothian,
Scotland, EH36 5PD

01875 833646

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2018-01-25 06:45:50

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open In 2014 the gardens will be open daily from 17th to 21st June inc. Group bookings will be welcome in the mornings. There will be an exhibition of Kate Denton's sculpture ( running in conjunction with these open days and also an exhibition by the Botanical Artist - Heather Raeburn.Refreshments available.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

Please email or ring to arrange a time and date.

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

April/May/June/July/Aug Sept/Oct

To see:

Rhododendron, azaleas & primulas Water Garden, Meconopsis, newly planted walled garden formal beds.

Admission Prices

£7 per person, including light refreshment, ie coffee/tea, cake/biscuit. (2009 prices) £6 per person, visit only

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: No
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:
Garden Features & Events
English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Goblin Ha', Gifford Tweedale Arms, Gifford 5* accomodation at Greywalls Hotel, Gullane.

Inns & Pubs:
Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Gifford Easy drive to Borders

Description of Garden

A large garden to see for all seasons. Walled garden adjacent to the house. Box-edged borders filled with herbaceous plants, bulbs, roses and lavender beds. Box shapes. Rustic greenhouse and glasshouse. Shrubbery with rhododendrons, azaleas and bulbs.

Water and woodland garden with meconopsis and primulas. Formal lily pond. Woodland walks.

History Of Garden

In 1809 Stobshiel, a modest dwelling, was occupied by the farm tenant. The walled garden was built by John Tawise, the owner of the house in 1882. In 1880 he had divided the garden into two parts by the yew hedge, and the borders were edged by box. In 1887 the Nisbet family inherited the estate. Christine Nisbet was a passionate plantswoman and particularly interested in meconopsis. The Wards bought Stobshiel in 1992.

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